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In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: Google+ & YouTube

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Presented on May 14, 2013, this webcast, Google+ & You Tube, was the fifth of six interactive webcasts in the series, In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The CDC National Prevention Information Network presented the series in which each broadcast focused on a different social media channel and provided basic information, tips, success stories, and discussion on how best to use social media to promote public health and expand outreach initiatives.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: Gaming & Mobile

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Presented on April 2, 2013, this webcast, "Gaming and Mobile," was the third of six interactive webcasts in the series, In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The CDC National Prevention Information Network presented the series in which each broadcast focused on a different social media channel and provided basic information, tips, success stories, and discussion on how best to use social media to promote public health and expand outreach initiatives.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: LinkedIn & Slideshare

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Presented on March 12, 2013, this webcast, "LinkedIn & Slideshare," was the second of six interactive webcasts in the series, In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The CDC National Prevention Information Network presented the series in which each broadcast focused on a different social media channel and provided basic information, tips, success stories, and discussion on how best to use social media to promote public health and expand outreach initiatives.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: Twitter for Public Health

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NPIN presented this first in a series of six webcasts, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The series is called "In the Know," and the first webcast was titled "Twitter for Public Health." NPIN broadcast it live from 2–3 p.m. on February 19, 2013. The purpose of the series is to show organizations how they can better use social media to expand their public health initiatives and communication strategies. Each webcast in the series focuses on a different social media channel. This first part focused on Twitter.

Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: Updated 2014-2016

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This report is a cross-agency action plan to confront the significant cause of viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality. Multiple federal agencies identified strategic actions to be undertaken beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2016. This report is meant to articulate robust and dynamic steps for improving viral hepatitis prevention and the care and treatment available to infected individuals.

Community-Based Program to Prevent HIV/STD Infection Among Heterosexual Black Women

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This report describes successful efforts by SisterLove, Inc., a community-based organization in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop, rigorously evaluate, and demonstrate the efficacy of Healthy Love, a 3-4–hour interactive, educational workshop, to reduce HIV- and STD-related risk behaviors among heterosexual black women. On the basis of the evaluation findings, CDC packaged the intervention materials for use by service provider organizations in their efforts to reduce HIV disparities that affect black women in metropolitan Atlanta, the South, and the United States.

El VIH Entre los Hispanos o Latinos en los Unidos y Areas Dependientes

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This information sheet discusses the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among Latinos in the United States. It provides statistics showing the percentage of new HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos in 2010 by transmission category, and the estimated rates of new HIV infections by gender and race/ethnicity. It presents data on the percentage of Hispanics/Latinos living with HIV/AIDS compared to the rest of the U.S., the rate of infections in Hispanic men and women, and the number of Latinos who have died of AIDS. The information sheet describes complex factors that increase HIV risk for Latinos.

HIV and AIDS Among African Americans

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This information sheet discusses HIV/AIDS among African Americans in the United States. It presents a snapshot of how the disease has devastated black communities, in that African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV and AIDS of all racial/ethnic groups in the nation. They account for almost half (44%) of the people with HIV in the United States, but represent only 14 percent of the population. Within the African American community, gay and bisexual men are the most affected. Infection rates have gone down in black women for the first time.

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